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Submission being accepted for fiction prize

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is now accepting submissions for its 2012 Doris Betts Fiction Prize.

The competition is named in honor of author and North Carolina native Doris Betts, a three-time winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Award and recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature, among many other honors.

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication.

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of the state or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Submissions must be short stories that are 6,000 words or less, and only one entry is accepted per writer. The authors name should not appear on the manuscript.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15.

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